Mizuno Golf is teeing up two new putters that will extend its Mizuno Bettinardi Black Carbon line to seven models total.
The new Mizuno Bettinardi BC6 and BC7 (pictured here) will also add a more traditional twist to the Black Carbon line, as they echo the two most popular designs in putter history—the plumber’s neck Anser and the iconic Wilson 8802 blade.
More than a few golfers have been clamoring for Black Carbon iterations of these classic designs, so the BC6 and BC7 are going to make a lot of people happy. They will be released in early April for a street price of $249.
With its black chrome finish, cutting-edge face technology and signature Bettinardi honeycomb pattern, the BC7 has to be one of the edgiest interpretations ever of the original 8802 blade. While the BC6 isn’t the first heel-toe weighted design in the Black Carbon line, it is the first to combine a true Anser-style profile with a plumber’s-neck hosel.
As with all Mizuno Bettinardi Black Carbon putters, the new models are crafted from carbon steel by famed designer Robert Bettinardi. Each features the Black Carbon line’s signature Feel Impact Technology (F.I.T.)—milled notches that reduce the contact surface area for a soft, supple feel.
In an earlier review of the Mizuno Bettinardi BC4 model, PutterZone.com confirmed the efficacy of the F.I.T. face, saying it created “one of the sweetest sweet spots in golf.” The BC4 subsequently earned a gold award in PutterZone.com’s 2009 Power Picks.
Stay tuned at PutterZone.com for a closer look at the new Mizuno Bettinardi Black Carbon putters.